List of famous people from Netherlands, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Netherlands, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Netherlands you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Netherlands, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.
People on this list include Willebrord Snellius and Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Netherlands?" or "Which celebrities were born in Netherlands?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Birthplace: Amstelveen, NetherlandsFamke Beumer Janssen (Dutch: [ˈfɑmkə ˈjɑnsə(n)]; born c. 1964) is a Dutch actress, director,... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Kingdom of the NetherlandsEdward Lodewijk Van Halen (January 26, 1955 - October 6, 2020) was a Dutch-American musician,... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: The Hague, NetherlandsTheodoor "Theo" van Gogh (Dutch: [ˈteːjoː vɑŋ ˈɣɔx]; 23 July 1957 – 2 November 2004) was a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Kingdom of the NetherlandsMargaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod (née Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: NetherlandsGuido van Rossum (Dutch: [ˈɣido vɑn ˈrɔsʏm, -səm]; born 31 January 1956) is a Dutch programmer... more on Wikipedia
Christiaan HuygensDec. at 66 (1629-1695)
Birthplace: Netherlands, South Holland, The Hague, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the NetherlandsChristiaan Huygens ( HY-gənz, also US: HOY-gənz, Dutch: [ˈkrɪstijaːn ˈɦœyɣə(n)s] (listen);... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Netherlands, European Netherlands, Nijkerk, Gelderland, Kingdom of the NetherlandsHenri Jozef Machiel Nouwen (January 24, 1932 – September 21, 1996) was a Dutch Catholic... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Dordrecht, NetherlandsJohan de Witt (24 September 1625 – 20 August 1672) was a Dutch statesman and a major political... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Leiden, NetherlandsNina Foch (; born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock; April 20, 1924 – December 5, 2008) was a Dutch... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Culemborg, Kingdom of the NetherlandsWilhelmina Gertrud Frieda Cooper (née Behmenburg; 1 May 1939 – 1 March 1980) was a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Utrecht, Kingdom of the NetherlandsOlivier van Noort (1558 – 22 February 1627) was a Dutch merchant captain and the first... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Amsterdam, NetherlandsAlbert Mol (3 January 1917 – 9 March 2004) was a Dutch author, actor and television... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Dordrecht, NetherlandsCornelis de Witt (pronunciation ) (15 June 1623 – 20 August 1672) was a Dutch politician.
Birthplace: Rotterdam, NetherlandsRudolphus Franciscus Marie "Ruud" Lubbers (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈryt ˈlʏbərs] (listen); 7 May... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Rotterdam, NetherlandsGrinling Gibbons (4 April 1648 – 3 August 1721) was an English sculptor and wood carver known... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Netherlands, Amsterdam, European Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, North HollandCornelia Arnolda Johanna "Corrie" ten Boom (15 April 1892 – 15 April 1983) was a Dutch... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Rotterdam, NetherlandsDirk Langendijk (Rotterdam, 8 March 1748 – Rotterdam, 15 December 1805), written as Langendyk... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Amsterdam, NetherlandsMeindert Hobbema (bapt. October 31, 1638 – December 7, 1709), was a Dutch Golden Age painter... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Amsterdam, NetherlandsWerner van den Valckert (ca. 1585 - after 1635) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Kingdom of the NetherlandsAry Scheffer (10 February 1795 – 15 June 1858) was a Dutch-French Romantic painter. He was... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Breda, Kingdom of the NetherlandsHenricus Antonius Franciscus Maria Oliva "Hans" van Mierlo (Dutch pronunciation: ['hans fan... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Roosendaal, NetherlandsAlphonse Marie "Fons" Rademakers (5 September 1920 – 22 February 2007) was a Dutch actor, film... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Amsterdam, NetherlandsJetta Goudal (, born Julie Henriette Goudeket; July 12, 1891 – January 14, 1985) was a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Amsterdam, NetherlandsWillem Drees Sr. (Dutch pronunciation ; 5 July 1886 – 14 May 1988) was a Dutch statesman and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Leiden, Kingdom of the NetherlandsArmin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren (born December 25, 1976) is a Dutch DJ, record producer... more on Wikipedia